Philips Evnia 25M2N3200W with 240Hz Full HD flat VA panelAs an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made using the “Buy” button at the bottom of this post. Where possible, you'll be redirected to your nearest store. Further information on supporting our work.
Some admire the contrast performance offered by VA models, but still seek a high refresh rate. Many models of this type are curved, but the Philips Evnia 25M2N3200W mixes things up with a high refresh rate flat VA panel. The screen includes the marble-effect stand which is something of a signature for the series, slate grey with light speckles in this case. The bottom bezel is dark matte plastic and includes a white vertical power LED. The top and side bezels are dual-stage with fairly slim panel border flush with the rest of the screen plus thin hard plastic outer part. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a joystick at the rear, towards the right side as viewed from the front.
A flat 24.5″ 1920 x 1080 (Full HD or 1080p) VA panel is adopted, with support for a 240Hz refresh rate and Adaptive-Sync. This allows VRR technologies such as AMD FreeSync and Nvidia ‘G-SYNC Compatible’ to be used, with 48 – 240Hz VRR range plus LFC. Other aspects of note include a matte anti-glare screen surface, 178°/178° viewing angles and 10-bit (8-bit + FRC) colour support. A flicker-free WLED backlight delivers a 120Hz sRGB colour gamut and a 300 cd/m² typical maximum luminance. Basic HDR10 support is offered, allowing the monitor to make use of 10-bit colour processing and give a different look to HDR content. But the brightness is relatively limited by HDR standards, no local dimming is specified and the colour gamut is fairly restrictive.
‘Low Input Lag’ is mentioned, whilst a 1ms grey to grey response time is specified (alongside 0.5ms MPRT, using the ‘MBR’ strobe backlight setting). As usual, pay little attention to such specifications. The stand attaches centrally using a quick-release mechanism – you can detach it and use alternative 100 x 100mm VESA mounting. The stand is fully adjustable, including height adjustment (130mm or 5.12 inches) and pivot into portrait. A headphone hook is included at the top of the stand neck and cable tidy near the bottom. The ports face downwards and include; AC power input (internal power converter), 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, DP 1.4 and a 3.5mm audio output.
Further details can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor has an RRP of ~£190.